How old were you the first time you saw a picture, a book, a movie or a game your parents didn't think you were old enough to see? The first time you held hands with a boy before you were old enough to date? The first time you heard the "really bad word" (assuming you didn't hear it from your own parents)?
All this talk about censoring what kids see and hear and play, and how damaging it was. At the same time, I know Porky's was on HBO before I was in Jr High, and I don't think there was anyone in 7th grade who hadn't seen it yet. There was an odd mix of half-understood things, rumor mixed with facts. People had tried alcohol but they hadn't gotten drunk. They'd flirted with sex, but hadn't actually had it. And all those parents were sure they had innocent, sheltered kids who didn't know the first thing about anything.
Why do people think they're actually accomplishing what they know damn well their parents didn't, even though they thought they did?
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:49 PM on Apr. 19, 2011
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